Stress can be a big factor in everyone’s lives! Whether it is work or family or something completely unrelated! Not only can stress can take a big toll on our bodies- but also our hair!
Did you know that stress can actually accelerate greying? When our bodies are under a lot of stress, the hormones released can damage the melanin which is what gives our hair its colour!
But rather than stressing about being stressed, we have some easy changes you can make to help make it easier to relax!
- Have you considered meditation? Not only just for yogis’, meditating for a little as 10 minutes a day can help you to unwind and give a better perspective on problems that need to be solved. Taking a short break to calm the mind can have a massive positive impact on health and wellbeing. If you search on youtube for guided meditations, there are so many quick little meditation videos that can help you reach that zen!
- Soak in a steamy hot bath with a couple of drops of lavender or chamomile- both oils that release calming properties. Perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.
- Taking time out is often just what the Dr ordered! Whether it’s a quick weekend trip or a relaxing weekend in the comfort of your own home, having time to yourself helps to give a better outlook on things and lets the body relax and recuperate
- As much as alcohol and caffeine can seem to help you in stressful situations- did you know that they may actually be doing the opposite! Try cutting back on your coffee or glass of wine and see if it can help you to relax a little more. Try switching to sparkly water with citrus fruit or herbal teas.